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Zgonina Wins Scholarship From Fox Theatre Talent Competition

NCHS Junior and long-time dance student and instructor Hillary Zgonina competed in the St. Louis Teen Talent Competition, sponsored by the Fox Performing Arts Charitable Foundation making it as far as the finals, which were held in St. Louis on the evening of April 28. Zgonina made her way through an initial group of over

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Survivors On The March

2018 Washington County Relay For Life Had Great Attendance And Weather By Alex Haglund “Every year, we’re on a journey,” said Nancy Newby, Washington County Relay For Life Committee Chair, welcoming the crowd to the 2018 Relay, held the evening of Friday, May 11, at the Okawville Community Club park. “We’re on a journey to

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Nashville Farmer’s Market Open For Season

The Nashville Farmer’s Market has opened for business for 2018 and every Thursday, shoppers can see what’s freshly grown or made and up for sale there. The first week at the market was a rainy one, but the second, on Thursday, May 10, had much nicer weather and more vendors came out (see photos here).

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Washington County Hospital, SSM Sign Management Agreement

By Alex Haglund A management agreement long in the planning was signed at midday on Wednesday, May 9, between Washington County Hospital and SSM Health of Illinois. After many years of working together in an affiliate relationship, “I’m very, very thrilled to announce that SSM Health in Illinois and Washington County Hospital are planning to

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Concerts To Return To Courthouse Lawn

Summer Concerts, held at Memorial Park since the renovation of the Washington County Courthouse began, will be returning to the Courthouse lawn for 2018. By Alex Haglund Now that Shakespeare in the Park is done (see page A6), the Washington County Arts Council is moving on to their next big thing, 2018’s summer concert series!

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NMS To IGSMA State Solo And Ensemble Contest

Saturday, May 5, eight Nashville Middle School band students were selected to compete at Illinois Grade School Music Association District 4 State Solo and Ensemble Contest in Carbondale. These students competed at District competition back in March this year and scored high enough on their solos to qualify for State contest. To qualify for State,

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Washington County Board Passes Gun Sanctuary County Resolution

By Alex Haglund The Washington County Board unanimously approved a resolution to become a “sanctuary county” for firearms at their regular meeting held on Tuesday, May 8 at the Washington County Courthouse. The resolution mentions a number of proposed Illinois House Bills (HB 1465, 1467, 1468 and 1469), along with proposed Illinois Senate Bill SB1657.

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Prayer Service At Courthouse

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them” – Matthew 18:20, NIV. Thursday, May 3, was the national day of prayer, and in observance of it, three area pastors held a brief prayer service at the Washington County Courthouse. ABOVE, FROM LEFT, Rev. James Miller, Trinity Lutheran Church Nashville,

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Country Mart Now Open For Business In Nashville

Country Mart grocery store opened its doors for business on the morning of Friday, May 4, with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Cutting the ribbon were store manager Brian Rusiewski and Nashville Mayor Erik Rolf, who were surrounded by employees of the store and members of The Nashville Chamber of Commerce, as well as Country Mart

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